FORT LAUDERDALE — The Bahamas continues to make major strides in recovery following Hurricane Dorian, with several hotels on Grand Bahama Island reopening in recent weeks.
Last month, Grand Bahama Island saw the reopening of Grand Lucayan Lighthouse Pointe; Castaways Resort & Suites; Taino Beach Resort & Clubs; Paradise Cove; The Village Bahamia; Royal Islander Resort; and Sunrise Resort & Marina.
Pelican Bay Hotel, Ocean Reef Yacht Club & Resort, and Bell Channel Inn, meanwhile, are open to relief workers.
Plus, while its marina, Teasers Beach Side Bar & Grill, Banana Hammocks Harbour Side Bar and the beachside pool reopened in October, Old Bahama resort reopened to guests on Nov. 1.
The cruise port is seeing major activity again. Bahamas Paradise Cruise Line’s Grand Celebration returned to regular scheduled sailings on Sept. 27. Carnival resumed sailings to Grand Bahama Island on Oct. 11. Between its relaunch date and the end of this year, Carnival expects to host 39 calls in Freeport, bringing more than 100,000 visitors to the island.
As for the Grand Bahama International Airport, a tentative opening of mid-November has been sent. Bahamasair and Western Air have already resumed domestic services out of temporary facilities.
Last month, the destination reiterated that Nassau and Paradise Island are open for business, as are the Out Islands (with the exception of The Abacos). Nassau and Paradise Island, home to the country’s most extensive array of resorts, hotels, restaurants and tour operators, were not affected by the hurricane and have always been operating normally.